Several media outlets are reporting that Bernice King is accusing her brothers, Dexter and MLK III, of pushing her to sell the their father’s Nobel Peace Prize and their father’s bible that was used to swear in President Obama.
The brothers filed a complaint in the Fulton County Superior Courts on behalf of the King Estate to request an emergency injunction relief, claiming that Bernice has hidden the items from the family.
Bernice King released a statement Tuesday morning saying that she doesn’t agree with her brothers wanting to sell the items.
A portion of her statement states, “While I love my brothers dearly, this latest decision by them is extremely troubling. Not only am I appalled and utterly ashamed, I am frankly disappointed that they would even entertain the thought of selling these precious items. It reveals a desperation beyond comprehension. As Mark 8:36 teaches, ‘For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?’ Our Father MUST be turning in his grave.”